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    April 8, 2010
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we'll have the latest for you. back to you. >> john, thanks so much. you can continue the conversation of today's stories by going to our blog cnn.com/a.m. fix. that's going to do it for us. meantime, the news continues here's "cnn newsroom" with kyra phillips. good morning, everybody. over the next couple hours, we're going to talk about what could have been the smoke break from hell. sneaking a cigarette in the airplane lavatory, bad, bad idea in this day and age. the man at the center of it might not face charges. bullies allegedly harass a teen girl so much. she takes her own life. did that story affect you? should have affected one mom, her own son's a bully. she's sure she knows how he got that way. she might have pretty good insight on how to prevent it. and toyota warned to stop sweeping its pedal problems under the floor mat. warned by one of its own executives before the massive recall. we begin with the landmark
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with nuclear weapons. the deal limits both country's nuclear arsenals, but doesn't block the u.s. from building a missile shield in europe. president obama hailed the strong relationship that he's built with his counterpart and also said that they're working possible sanctions against iran. live from prague. after days of waiting in west virginia, full rescue mode. looking for four miners. will it be rescue or recovery. today could be the day we get an answer. families prepare for the worst. we're going to have cnn's john roberts from naoma, west virginia in just a minute. and kyrgyzstan, with possible problems for the u.s. and afghanistan. you see, the u.s. has a major air base there used for transit, for troops and equipment. the president has fled that
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started over rising fuel rates. we'll get more on what's happening in afghanistan coming up in ten minutes. it's back in the hole for four rescue teams at that west virginia mine. 32 rescuers looking for four miners, looking, praying, hoping for signs of life. the teams went in just about hour fours ago. cnn's john roberts is right there in naoma. john, what are you hearing about the efforts? >> reporter: we're hearing they're proceeding fairly well at this point. the miners giving the advancement that they were making over the last few hours probably have to be pretty close to that area. it's very deep inside the mine. it's about five miles in. the governor is going to be briefing us in about 45 minutes' time. they pushed back that press conference that they were supposed to have at 8:30 just a little bit. that may be an indication that they're at a point where they're relaying back some information. so nothing new to report at this moment, but we should have
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something very soon. >> while we wait for that, all of us here on the team saw a pretty incredible interview that you did last night. you met an extraordinary woman who really touched your heart. >> reporter: oh, absolutely. her name is pam napper. and in -- at the same time, she is the mother, the sister and the aunt of miners who died in that upper big branch mine. her son joshua perished. her nephew corey perished, her brother timmy perished. there was a prayer vigil last night, to which she attended, and just the amount of love and support that was pouring out of there was almost overwhelming for her. and she told me a story that her son was sent home early from the mine a couple times in the past week because of vent las vegila problems. she had never wanted him to go down in the mines. what's most extraordinary, the day before the explosion, easter sunday, he had something of a
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premonition that something was about to happen. let's listen to her sell her story. what were your feelings when he came to you and said, mom, i want to be a miner? >> honestly, at first. i said, no. i didn't want him to come. because my brothers were there. my brothers have been hurt several times in the mines. and i begged him not to. he said, please mom. and i said, okay. you're 25. i have to let you go. i have to let you make your own decisions in life. and so i gave my brother my blessing. my brother had to have blessings from me first before he would hire him. and i gave him my blessings. he come home that weekend and -- >> reporter: at easter? >> at easter. he wanted to come home, be with his family. and he went to church with us. and kind of fought things in church. actually got up and left church and came back in.
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and they called -- wanted us to bow our heads, whoever needed jesus in their life raise their arms, and he did. spore some reason they called an altar call which they don't do that on the days. and josh just jumped up out of there and he went and got saved. and really, really got saved. he grabbed my hand, and he says, mom, i love you. i said i love you too, josh. i'll always love. you and i told him, don't let loose of god. he said, oh, mom. i'm not. i'm going to hold on to god like i've never held on to him before. and when he went home, he left jennifer a letter. >> reporter: jennifer? >> his girlfriend and jenna. >> reporter: that's his daughter? >> uh-huh. i can't tell you everything in it. i can't remember. it was his long writing, of his little handwriting. he said, if anything happens to me, i'll be looking down from
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heaven at you all. i love you. take care of my baby, tell her that daddy loves her. she's beautiful. she's funny. and just take care of my baby girl. and said jennifer, i love you. >> reporter: did he have a sense about things? >> i really feel that he did. >> you know, you wonder, kyra, how she can be so strong. and it's a combination of a couple things. she has an incredible strong faith. and she has the support of so many people who love her. but you can imagine what people are going through here in the coal river valley. 25 families have been touched by this tragedy so far. there are four others who are hoping against hope, that they will not be touched as well. those rescuers getting down close to the area, we believe, where the miners may be trapped. and we'll see if we have news as to their status coming up in the next few minutes. maybe a couple hours.
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>> i'll tell you, some of the most faithful, nonmaterialistic people you ever meet in your life, those miners. >> sends chills. >> it does. we're following the disaster. and we'll bring you the latest. in just in 30 minutes week expecting a news conference from naoma and we'll bring that live to you as soon as that happens. fighter jets scrambling to intercept a passenger plane. the fear -- a shoe bomb. but things aren't always what they seem. cnn's homeland security correspondent jeanne meserve live in denver this morning. jeanne, air marshals actually grabbed this guy, right? what triggered the fear? >> well, his name is mohammed al madadi, he is a diplomat with the embassy of qatar in washington. he was on a flight flying from washington, d.c., reagan national, here to denver. according to passengers who were
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on that flight he got up several times and went up to the restroom. and at one point, he stayed for an extended period of time. when he came back, there was an odor of cigarette smoke. air marshals asked him questions. at that point, we're told that he made a comment which was termed as unfortunate which led them to believe that they might be dealing with someone like richard reid. you'll remember him. he was the man who tried to bring down the airplane by lighting explosives in his shoe. at that point, that's what two f-16s were scrambled. they accompanied that plane here to denver. when it landed, it was immediately scooted out to a secure section of the airport. here's what one of the passengers onboard had to stay about how the matter was handled. >> there was no steven segal b.s., these guys talked to him. he sat down, he was completely compliant. at the very end, you could tell there was a fellow -- one of the
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air marshals was explaining what was going to happen next. and then the denver p.d. came on. they cuffed him. >> a lot of the passengers who were on that jet said they were absolutely unaware that anything dramatic was going on. the action was all confined to just a few rows in the first class cabin of the aircraft. but president obama was briefed last night by some of his visors of what was happening. the homeland security secretary delayed the trip to spain this morning by a couple hours so she could get updates on the situation. also, we have late word from allison bradley from the james lloyd law firm. she tell us that mohammed al madadi has not been given clearance to travel back to washington at a time of his own choosing. kyra, back to you. by the way, kyra, one important point, i forgot to mention, no
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explosives were found on that aircraft. nothing. >> jeanne meserve, thanks so much. let's get back to the top international story. president obama in prague, signing a major treaty teal. as it is abnormalizing relations with russia. >> i also came to office committed to resetting relations between the united states and russia. and i know that president medvedev shared that commitment. as he said in that first meeting in london, our relationship had started to drift, making it difficult to cooperate on issues of common interest to our people. and when the united states and russia are not able to work together on big issues, it's not good for either of our nations, nor is it good for the world. together, we've stopped that drift and proven the benefits of cooperation. today's an important milestone for nuclear security and nonproliferation and for u.s./russia relations.
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>> cnn's senior white house correspondent ed henry traveling wig the president, he joins us live from prague this morning. it's pretty amazing to see all of those leaders in one room, talking about this issue, ed. >> reporter: that's right, kyra. that's what one top aide told me to the president last evening. it's been quite some time that we've seen such a dramatic moment, a picture like that, u.s. president sitting down with this russian counterpart. we used to see that years ago when we were trying to come up with detente. they believe when you look at the meat of this, for example, the warheads on each side will be reduced from 2,400 to 1,500, while there are still a lot of nuclear missiles on each side, is this a step forward and does signal not just normal relations between these two countries but next week when the president back in washington convenes a nuclear security summit has some 47 countries sitting at the table, this will send a dramatic
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statement all around the world, kyra. >> ed henry, live from prague, appreciate it. kyrgyzstan, impossible to spell, hard to say, hard to find on the map, why should we care that its government is now gone, we'll tell you. i'm rob marciano. another day of record-setting shattering high temperatures but cold air is moving in. we've got the report when "cnn newsroom" comes right back. [ male announcer ] when you look closely at the mercedes-benz glk... when you study its engineering, its safety systems... and when you consider who will be riding with you...
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just getting word out of los angeles right now, a live picture from our affiliate ktla. we appreciate you just getting there on the scene. we're getting word that terminals 6 and 7, united airlines, you'll see the line actually starting to form up
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there has been closed there at los angeles international airport. apparently, a passenger's bag was flagged for secondary screening. but the passenger was able to just pick that bag up and make it past the security area. so tsa and law enforcement are presently canvassing the terminal, trying to locate that passenger. so right now, if the shutdown happens -- let's see, just a short time ago, within last hour. we'll follow this and let you know if we get any more information. a major uprising has swept the government of kyrgyzstan, opposition leaders now in power, that may not be good news for the u.s. we're going to get to that in just a second. here's what we're talking about, kyrgyzstan is a former soviet republic boarding china and just a stone's throw away to afghanistan to the south. well, the uprising actually started as a protest over rising energy prices, you know, electricity and gas.
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but there was already simmering discontent with the government. and that discontent ended with armed citizens facing off, trading fire with army soldiers. we're told about 70 people have been killed. so what does this mean for the u.s.? and more importantly, the big military air base right there in kyrgyzstan. josh joins me now. should wing be worried this will impact the war in afghanistan? >> i wouldn't say worried but it can impact that. we're seeing the unrest over there. and rest time of unrest in another part of the world affects us directly at home. let's zoom eastward to that part of the region and we're going to take a look at kyrgyzstan specifically. first of all, we're talking about a country of 5.4 million people. three quarters of them are muslim. it's mostly a secular government. these are 9 muslim nation fans that we need.
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most importantly is that base. let's weigh in. we can actually see it google earth. this is the mojas air base. this is treinteresting what the military did. it was set up by the soviet union. it has since become vital to u.s. operations in afghanistan. i was looking at a summary. a great summary from the "wall street journal," they point out that last month alone, more than 50,000 u.s. and coalition troops passed through that base you were just looking at there. en route to afghanistan, and they say more than 2 oo200,000 troops have deployed through that ace during the time that the united states has been operating there. if that becomes unusable, then it can, at the very least, become a lot more expensive for the u.s. to go about the efforts in afghanistan. and it can cause serious logistical problems. let's zoom out. i want to you seat region, how close it is to afghanistan and
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the interests in that region. we're going to zoom back out. i know people get confused. what you're going to see is kyrgyzstan right here, afghanistan right down here. so the location, the proximity is so important to the united states, in addition to it being such an important friend. so, kyra, all of that, keep in mind, anytime you see the unrest in kyrgyzstan, there's certainly a lot at stake for the u.s. >> i remember when the war first broke out, we all said to each other, we have to learn the "stans. it's not just kyrgyzstan, but all the other stans boarding each other. >> why "stan" at the end of the names? >> it's interesting about that suffix. there's two different reasons going on in the same place. and it has a lot about what's going there. at about.com in persian, the suffix "stan" means in place of. and in russia, it meant "settlement." also as you know, you have
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persian influence as well in that whole region. "stan" became a summary there. you got waziristan that we talk about, hence, a need for the guide to the "stans," kyra. >> thanks so much. valid added. thanks, josh. another mud slide and more deaths in rio de janeiro. the pictures are heartwrenching, rescuers are struggling to find those missing. 60 people are missing and dozens more believed to be buried there. meanwhile, here, rob, you're watching the severe weather threat that's moving to the east. >> yeah, we are. and you know we showed video of the flooding ing iing in brazi yesterday. second day in a row we have flash flood warnings presented for the hawaiian islands. this time in kauai.
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nonetheless, some of the bridges have been closed in parts of kauai because of the heavy rain falling through that area. all right. let's talk about the temperatures that are happening across the mainland as they like to say. 65 in new york. 72 degrees in d.c. but look at the difference back in chicago. it's 37 right now so about a 30-degree difference, or even more in some spots. from record-breaking high temperatures that are happening across parts of the eastern seaboard. these are numbers from yesterday. hartford, 93. manhattan, central park. 92 degrees. 91 degrees in dulles. and augusta, georgia, obviously, the masters happening there. steamy yesterday. chance of thunderstorms today. i don't think it's going to cancel play. it might delay it or suspend it ever so briefly. but it will knock down some of the pollen that's been building up and basically snowing green. colin county was up around 5,000. you get over 119, that's considered to be extremely high. you can imagine all the folks that are suffering, all the cars
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covered in green. some respite coming from that with rain, actually from temperatures 70s and 80s across chicago and milwaukee, and thunderstorms about to roll from the southeast and they'll be in to the northeast later on today. those could be strong to severe storms. kyra? >> thanks, rob. well, there's several ways to voice your frustration for lawmakers, making dozens of calls isn't one of them but it is a way to get yourself a needy fine. i'm scared to tell you i've got this amount of credit card debt or i've got a 15-year-old and we never got around to saving for their college. that's when i go to work. we talk, we start planning. we can fix this. i know we can do it. when clients walk out of my office they feel confident about their retirement. [ male announcer ] visit ameriprise.com and put a confident retirement more within reach.
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looks like we could learn today why someone would hide several pipe bombs in east tax tax. a law enforcement official says a suspect has been arrested in tyler. a news conference is planned for later today. several pipe bomb-type explosives were found over the past month in pickup mailboxes. none of them exploded. >> charge s of terrorism pleadig not guilty. the indictment accusing paulin-ramirez of conspireing to support terrorists overseas. also charges, colleen la rosa of pennsylvania. another courtroom, different charges, attorneys for three teenage girls a s are entering
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guilty pleas in a hadley, massachusetts courtroom. those three and another three are charged with bullying phoebe prince. they're charged with harassing prince. prince hanged herself in january. prosecutors say she went through unrelenting bullying for three months by six teens. and then there were 13. a baker's dozen. 13 states claimed to plaintiffs claiming uncle sam has gotten too big for his britches.
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so i guess this guy didn't vote for nancy pelosi in the last election. one of her constituents is in jail, accused of calling her up dozens of time and making threats. they even got the house speaker on the phone at least one.
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he's not the most popular guy in his housing complex right now. >> i was here when the police arrived. and it didn't surprise me too much when they took him out because he has such a nasty attitude. >> he was reportedly upset that pelosi supported health care reform. no word if he's upset about subsidized housing where he has lived for several years. he faces charges of threats, by the way. and the through president obama signed last month, indiana, north dakota, mississippi, nevada and arizona getting on board with 13 other states. the attorneys general claim that the law encroaches the sovereignty of the states, and requiring individuals to buy health care insurance violates the constitution. the white house says it expects to end any legal challenges. toyota, consider yourself warned now shedding new light on
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well, a fresh look on how things are doing. new reports out this morning. unemployment claims and retail scales. stephanie elam with reports. was that you saying uh-huh, or somebody on the floor? >> i try to control my emotions, kyra, when the economy is moving in the right direction. >> right, exactly. the dow is opening up to the downside -- no, that wasn't me. but, you're right. there are people who would say that things are still better. that you might want to whoo hoo more this year than last year. for one thing, people are shopping so that's a good thing for the economy. target, macy's, gap, all of them posting a double-digit in march sales. the easter holiday, it was a bit early this year, that helped out. that's an easy comparison because sales were horrible.
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unemployment lines got longer. new jobless claims jumped. the numbers for the week before were revised higher as well. also, this major merger talk today in the airline industry reports that usa airways and ual, a parent of the united states airlines are in talks to merge. it would create the nation's second largest carrier. we haven't heard any comment from united at this point. but it's about the third time in a decade that the two companies have talked about marriage. we have to keep an eye on that. shares on ual up about 6% and us airways, up about 13%. as for the averages, they're going lower. the dow lower, nasdaq 10,900, and we'll keep our eyes on it for you. >> sounds good. just come clean. the time to hide is over.
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warnings now from a former toyota executive just days before the company recalled millions of vehicles, you know, for those sticky accelerators. cnn's deborah feyerick live. tell us about the internal memo you got. >> well, it's becoming apparently clear that toyota executives were scrambling to figure out the best way to deal with this huge accelerator problem and how best to tell the public. now, in an e-mail obtained from the associated press, one of the company's top public relations executives warned toyota that officials needed to come clean about the sticking pedals. the executive saying, toyota, quote, was not helping by keeping quiet about this. herb miller writes we have a tendency for mechanical failure in accelerator pedals.
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what's more, toyota had failed to alert u.s. regulators, even though the automaker was busy addressing sticky pedal problems in 31 european countries and canada. toyota's new chief quality officer spoke about the disconnect last week at the inauguration of toyota's committee for global quality. >> because we're not perfect. and we didn't share the experience that we had in europe. we didn't know about it in north america. that's why they're putting these processes in place. we are looking for our weak points. we are looking for -- where we need to improve. and that's why i believe the six points that toyota has put upon us, the direction is going to make us a stronger and better company. we've never said we were perfect. >> and clearly, it's such a huge
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company, and the fact that different areas were not talking to each other may have led to the crisis. cnn trying to reach out to the author of the e-mail. the january e-mail also hopeful, the writer saying, perhaps government regulators would work with toyota to find a workable solution that does not put toyota out of business. kyra. >> deb feyerick, thanks so much. be sure to logon to cnn.com and we'll have the information for you. the irs tax deadline, not too taxing for nearly half of americans especially when they're not paying a penny of the tax bill. your 30s... ...your bones can begin to change. overtime, you can begin to have bone loss. calcium and vitamin d work together to help keep your bones strong. and yoplait gives you... ...20% of your daily calcium... ...and is the only leading yogurt with vitamin d in every cup. keep your bones strong every day... ...with yoplait.
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i want to update you on a situation going on at l.a.x. this live picture coming to us from ktla. why the long lines? well, here's the deal. a security breach has delayed at least 14 flights at los angeles international airport, according to the associated press. authorities are looking for a
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man who didn't undergo proper security screening. apparently, one of the spokespeople for l.a.x. says the man was picked out for secondary screening, but, instead, just picked up his carry-on bag, went through terminal 7, about 5:00 a.m., california time. and right now, authorities are trying to find him and locate that bag. we'll keep you updated. also, waiting and praying in west virginia. four rescue teams went into the upper big branch south mine earlier today to look for four miners from monday's deadly explosion. they're the only miners right now unaccounted for after 25 were killed in an explosion. they're working heir way to chambers denied to protect the miners in disaster situations. we're waiting for a news conference that's supposed to start in about ten minutes. we'll bring it to you live. a limit on nuclear arsenals. president obama reaching his goal on the signing in prague.
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he and russian president dmitry medvedev putting their signatures on the arms deal. and talking about how it cements the air in russia. >> a scare in the air. it started with with the bathroom. the diplomat talked at length to investigators has now been cleared to return to washington. no charges expected. no harm, no foul. tee time for tiger. not not text time. tee time. tiger woods returns to golf. hey, he plays golf? we nearly forgot about that. we'll take you to the masters. remember susan boyle? can't forget her. she was that british woman who wowed the world with her an
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♪ all right. one week from today is the dreaded deadline to file your federal taxes. but for nearly half of u.s. households, it may as we will be another day. that's because about 47% will be paying no federal income taxes at all. that number really surprised us. cnn's christine romans breaking it down for us. hey, christine. >> good morning, kyra. still have to file. you still have to file a return, but with deductions, exemptions, and all of these new tax credits, a lot of people won't owe uncle sam anything. and some people will actually get paid, actually get paid, 47% will pay no federal income taxes. there are tax credits, deductions galore. and most people, low-income elderly -- sorry, low-income
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with small children. they're basically exempt. they pay social security taxes. a lot of other taxes, but this is federal income tax we're talking about. quickly, that means the tax credits and deductions having so prolific, a family of two adults and two children, making 50,000 aids year, when you add up the makes work tax credit, they actually pay no federal income tax and get about $31 back from the federal government. who pays the tax? 10% of owners way 73% of the federal income tax. this, of course, is the revenue that the government uses to build our roads, to pay the military, to run the government. 40% of earners actually get money back. they are paid instead of paying in. so that is sort of the nuts and bolts of taxes.
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who pays, who gets what. so far the past couple years we've had a lot of tax changes. 300 changes last year alone, kyra. and lots of tax credits in there. some people into middle class, like the family of two who makes $50,000 a year, it will make it -- it will make it a little less painful son april 15th, won't it? >> yes, definitely. thanks christine. >> sure. all right, rob, you still checking that severe storm moving to the east? >> it has slowed down a little bit in spots. if you guys can throw that, that would be awesome. this front which has really been moving slowly across the eastern third of the country is now starting to speed up. the top part's speeding up the bottom part is trailing back a little bit. nonetheless, thunderstorms have develop later on this afternoon are probably going to be strong to severe. those will be across the delmarva and across parts of the northeast which saw, as you
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know, record-breaking heat yesterday. we'll show those numbers up again. 93 degrees in hartford. 92 in manhattan. augusta's seeing 91. boston, that's the earliest you've seen 90 degrees this season. not even middle april, temperatures in the 90s. behind the front, temps are chilly. as a matter of fact, 70s and 80s, milwaukee up to green bay, snow falling in parts of the northeast, parts of wisconsin and the u.p. of michigan. to give you an idea how chilly it is behind the front. we'll see a 30-degree change at least from the record highs yesterday to daytime highs that the northeast will experience tomorrow. here's the front down across parts of the south. you see the tail end of it is kind of dragging back through montgomery as it drives off to the east. this is all heading towards atlanta. looks like a bit of a hole in atlanta. up to the north, we're seeing
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some rain and over towards parts of -- well, down to 20, towards a little place called augusta which is right there. looks like the next few hours will be all right. probably the first half of tiger's round will be okay. and then might not be so great as we get towards the end of the day because this tail end on the front, if it holds together, will cruise through. the good news, it's going to knock down horrible pollen in the northeast. snowing pollen for the most part, just about everything covered in green. that rainfall will help that sane they' scenario. i think anywhere from richmond, virginia, up through hartford and then eventually up into boston, we'll watch for that development later on this afternoon. kyra. >> thanks so much, rob. well, all eyes on augusta, georgia, that's for sure, tiger woods returning to golf. got a big more baggage this time, though. and i don't mean the golf bags.
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times square takes hold on this day, 1904 was originally called long acre square. they wanted it renamed. they hosted the first new year's event that same year, starting the times square tradition. and 1974, number 715, hammering hank aaron pushed a bomb to right field, pushing past babe ruths as the home run king. and barry bonds broke that record. but who cares. and 1977, the punk band, clash, oh, yeah, i have the album. do you have the album. but the record company didn't release it in the u.s. for another two years after it was released in britain. thought it didn't work on the radio. they're, indecision.
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you can bet that all eyes will be on the masters later today. tiger woods returning to golf with a lot of baggage. cnn's samantha hayes has a look at the buzz going on in augusta. >> reporter: he's made many phenomenal shots over the years, winning major tournaments, breaking records, but none may be more important to tiger woods than his tee off at the start of this year's masters tournament. >> it will be the most photographed golf shot in history, unquestionably. >> reporter: birdie or bogey, his first shot starts the next chapter of his life. woods' personal problems following the car crash and the ensuing accounts of extra marital affairs focused unprecedented attention on him and the return to professional golf. it is run by an organization that prides itself on reputation
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and doesn't care for scandal. wednesday in a highly unusual move, chairman billy payne expressed his disappointment. >> our hero did not live up to the expectations of the role model we sought for our children. >> reporter: earlier this week woods thanked his fans and apologized to his fellow players. two-time masters champion phil mickelson said it wasn't necessary. >> he doesn't owe me an apology. in the last 12 years he's done so much for the game of golf, i don't know if there's been an individual that has capitalized on the game of golf. he doesn't owe me a thing. he says now tiger woods owes it to himself to change the way he plays the game. >> this year it will not be just for him, but for all of us who believe in second chances. >> reporter: samantha hayes, cnn,augusta, georgia. all right and we know that nike has stood by tiger this whole time. he is the face of their golf
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line, a solemn face in this new ad. it's -- different. here it is, a commercial without program interruption. the voice you're about to hear chlt tiger woods' late father. earl woods. >> tiger, i am more prone to be inquisitive, to promote discussion. i want to find out what your thinking was, i want to find out what your feelings are and did you learn anything? >> all right. i can't watch this without thinking of obi-wan can obie counseling luke skywalker. this is a commercial, remember, so isn't tiger kind of selling out his father's ghost here? i guess nike can't apply the just do it slogan to tiger, so
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this was an alternative, but what do i know? i just work here. maybe you think it's cool. it's a cool ad and a good idea. seeing a lot of positive feedbook out there. what do you think? good? bad? cheesy? classy? tell me what you think at cnn.com/kyra. it's shaping up to be a busy morning in the newsroom. let's check in with cnn medical correspondent elizabeth cohen. >> martina navratilova just diagnosed with breast cancer. what's her diagnose snis i'll have that at the top of the hour. i'm rob marciano in the cnn severe weather and severe weather is what we'll probably see as this, and details coming up at the 10:00 hour. >> thanks, guys. ain't no mono mountain high enough. he joins us live from kathmandu.
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the leader of a michigan militia group was looking to set up his own country. at least that's what prosecutors are alleging. we're now hearing an audiotape from david stone, senior, who allegedly calls the u.s.
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government evil and greedy. our susan candiotti has more. >> reporter: cnn has obtained exclusively an audiotape played during a bond hearing for alleged members of the hutaree militia last week. you're about to hear the voice of the alleged leader in a rant against the government. >> in this nation we think we are free, but you need a certificate to be born, a license to drive and a permit to build a number to get a job and even a number to die. these are permission slips from the terrorist organization called the new world order. >> the tape was blade as part of the government's argument that the defendants would be a danger to the community and a flight risk if they got bail before trial. they didn't, and are appealing. they're accused of conspireing to overthrow the government and planning to murder a law enforcement officer and then attack a funeral procession with homemade bombs to kick off a revolt. on the audiotape, aled leader
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david brian stone is angry about what he calls the new world order taking over the u.s. >> people in this nation as well as some around the world are waiting for these individuals like you see sitting in this room to actually make the decision to go to war against this evil, new world order. they need leaders who are not afraid to stand up anymore. we should not be a shamed to admit we are the american militia. as long as we let them intimidate through fear and then they are winning this battle. the the hutaree's leader wanted to create his own country and carve out four michigan countes to defend himself against the so-called new world order and the brotherhood, that's what the militia called law enforcement officers. >> every day we watch ever so close for those evil blue hell mels who walk the streets and the brotherhood working for the
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new world order. are doing such a great job. they are already here. >> the recordings were secretly made last winter while the group was driving to other millish nass kentucky, but they had to turn back because of cold weather. defense attorneys say that's all this was, just talk. free speech. susan candiotti, cnn, new york. a california man accused of threatening u.s. house speaker nancy pelosi is due in court today. the fbi says greg giusti was upset over pelosi's support of health care reform. no word yet if he's upset about subsidized housing where he lived for years. debris now litters the streets of curious sands capital, a day after a bloody uprising swept the government out of power. new leadership is in place which may pose a problem for the u.s. military. there's a major air base we use
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there to get supplies and troops in and out of afghanistan just to the south. it is unknown if the new government will let us keep using it. this video purportedly showing u.s. army private first class bowe bergdahl. the 23-year-old disappeared from his outpost in afghanistan late june. this appeared on a radical website. the navy admiral speaking for nato says insurgents holding the soldier are using him as propaganda and, quote, as a means to ultimately cause pain to his family and friends. president obama putting pen to paper in prague, ushering the new era of relations with russia. the president and his russian counterpart signing a new nuclear arms treaty putting limits on nuclear arsenals and cuts out a third of the nukes on both sides and more importantly, it signals a partnership with russia, critical with issues like iran and north korea on the table. >> i want to thank my friend and
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partner dmitri medvedev. without his personal effort and strong leadership we would not be here today. we've met and spoken by phone many times throughout the negotiations of this treaty and as a consequence we've developed an effective working relationship built on candor, cooperation and mutual respect. >> the russian president medvedev offered his thanks to the u.s. making, quote, reasonable compromises. it took a year to put this deal together. quite a sight for travellers on united airlines, flight 663, a fright to denver. the problem? a foreign diplomat who some thought might have had a shoe bomb. here he is, mohammad al madadi and now it was just a misunderstanding and no explosives. this came from his boss in washington. we respect the necessity of traveling precautions involving air travel, but this diplomat
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was traveling to denver on official embassy on my instructions. he certainly not engaged in any threatening activity. the facts will reveal that it was a mistake and we urge all concerned parties to avoid reckless judgments. hoping and praying in west virginia, we could be coming near to an end for four missing men at the west virginia mine. four rescue teams with a total of 32 miners went into the mine just about five hours ago. they're strong go about five miles to reach two refuge chambers where survivors could have held up after monday's explosion which killed 25 mi miners. rescuers are expected to reach the chambers by noon eastern. he actually spoke to a woman who lost not just her son, but also a brother and nephew on monday. john asked her what went wrong, who's to blame? >> i just know there were things
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there that wasn't right, but i know my brother would never endanger my son or his brother or his own son there. i think it was just a freak accident. i think something just happened. i don't really know. i don't know if someone didn't do their job test will, because you know, you can't smell it. you can't taste it. and i think when they shift, josh and them was getting ready to come out and when they changed shifts the spark off of the wheel just blew it. >> is it just one of those things that when you're in a coal mining family you have to deal with? >> you just deal with it. i've been in a coal miner family all my life. we've lost -- this is not the only one. we've lost younger ones, too, with different uncles and that. it's just something that west virginia is all about. it's their living.
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that's how they make a living. it's just west virginia. >> and a reminder, we're expecting a news conference from west virginia any minute now. we'll bring it to you live as soon as it starts. this isn't going to look very good to toyota. it's a warning to toyota executives from one of their own made just before millions of cars were recalled for accelerator problems. quote, we are not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet. the time to hide on this one is over. we need to come clean. that e-mail was written by a now former vp for public affairs. he also says toyota had to hope government regulators would work with them on a solution that wouldn't put the company out of business. toyota is not commenting on that e-mail. climbing gear? check. bottled oxygen? check. math homework? check. yep. could be the first time someone's brought their homework to everest. then again, he could be the youngest person to summit the tallest peak.
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at least 147 people have been killed and rescue workers are struggling to find survivors beneath mounds of mud and debris. the newest slide wiped out at least 40 homes. back here, rob marciano is watching some severe weather that's moving into the east. >> yeah. we could use some of the rain across the south. pollen counts are very high. we don't want to see anything like we're seeing in brazil. a tremendous amount of rain there. and the rainfall we're seeing today across this front and spots will be heavy at times, but it probably won't last very long, maybe in the order of two to four hours, tops. we don't expect to see a tremendous amount of rain for this, but what it is going to do is cool down some of the air that's seen temperatures soar into the 90s as far as record-breaking high temps. new york city hit 92. boston hit 90 and that's the earliest they've seen 90 degrees ever in the season. all right. some snow moving into parts of northeast wisconsin and the u.p. of michigan seeing snow piling up. that gives you an idea how cool
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the area is behind this front. we had strong thunderstorms rolling across alabama. they weakened across northern parts of georgia and that may bode well for the masters and it looks like that particular line is holding together just a little bit better. 79 for the high in new york. 86 degrees in d.c. before those storms roll in and 41 degrees in chicago. so that is definitely on the cool side from time to time. we'll check in on this. this is the live fiber optic feed there on hole number one, kyra, at the augusta national golf course. looking gorgeous so far. they tee it up for the first round today. we'll see how tiger plays. we'll see if all of this is psychologically going to get into his game like it does yours and mine for different reasons. >> we'll see if it does that for him. >> all right, rob. thanks so much. >> sir edmund hillary was the first. jordan romero is trying to be the youngest. we're talking about making it to the summit of mount everest.
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all 29,000 feet and change and making it back down. jordan's all of 13 years old and he lives in california, and right now he's in kathmandu preparing for the big climb. >> he's also got some homework with him, too, and he'll join us on the phone in just a second to tell us how it's all going down. we'll take you quickly live to west virginia. the governor, joe manchin getting ready to step up to the mikes, all of us wanting to hear how those rescue crews are doing as they search for those four remaining miners. four rescue teams got down there, 32 rescuers. >> more accurate information, let me give you everything that we know has happened and where we are at this point. i'll give you some scenarios and i'm going to let kevin bring you in and follow up on what's actually happening. the best we can tell you is that
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they have moved clear down from our portal where we came in. we're down to the long wall area and all teams are in that area. at that time the teams were splitting and we had one team that was coming down with the long wall, and the rest of the teams will be working as a backup and moving up into the 2 22. there's one shelter here that had not been checked and we have one shelter here which we know we're trying to get to. the four people that were unaccounted for are here and one here, three. the scenarios that we've dealt with so they've been working feveri feverishly. the scenarios we're dealing with is the quality of the air since this morning since the men have gone in. the quality of air has
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deteriorated. we were concerned about what conditions that air would cause with an explosive atmosphere. we've had three scenarios. the first scenario would be that we could continue and the air would be to the point, each if they had a rescue they could continue to get back and check the shelter and with that, we can do that exploring here. the second scenario is we know they were clear here before breathing without an rat us and they could have seen that it was too bad to proceed back and have a temporary barricade here and then as kevin and joe and all of them would explain to you, they would enter this area, pumping nitrogen down and clearing that area and that would take a process of about 12 hours, and if we could have done any recovery coming back. the third scenario would have been is that we find that the conditions are too dangerous and
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they're explosive. a decision would have to be made that everyone would be extracted from the mine because of the explosive atmosphere. unfortunately, we have the worst scenario, so i'm going to let kevin expran to you how that decision and how they came to that conclusion. >> good morning, everyone. as the governor said we've had a setback. as to what we were doing, we had rescue teams and they entered the mine about 5:00 a.m. and prepared as we talked earlier with four advancing teams and two traveling in different directions and one across the long wall face, and one towards long wall 22 with back up teams in place. unfortunately, as they're traveling into the mine this morning we had some consecutive samples coming out the bore hole number one at the back of long wall 22 that indicated an explosive mixture. we do not base pulling people on
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one sample. we looked at a couple of samples and they all were very consistent. we had an explosive concentration of 5.4%. the cut off point is 5%. we know we've had trouble in this area before. it was the same area where rescuers were pulled out the night that this occurred and again, we're not saying that this -- this is a setback. it's not something that they won't get back in. we're going to continue to monitor that bore hole number one. in addition, bore hole number two that is only 70 feet from cutting through into the mine is going to be cut through and what that will do for us, it will double the quantity of air to ventilate this area. we have about 850 cfm of air coming out of bore hole one. after we get bore hole two through, get a high-pressure fan set on it, we're also going to be pulling 850 through it.
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in other words, we'll have 1700 cfm ventilating this area with double the quantity. in addition, we talked last evening about the importance of putting a bore hole in near that refuge chamber on long wall 22 section. that bore hole is down 90 feet. it's going to have to go down 1100 feet. the drill that is being used at the refuge chamber is also the drill that was used at bore hole one. the drill that basically seemed to do a very quick job for us and we're hoping to get that into the mine naturally, as soon as we can. >> bore hole -- i don't know. i'm very hesitant on how i refer to the bore holes because on the map bore hole three is in a different area that's shown on this map. the bore hole we're putting is right at the refuge chamber on the long wall 22 section.
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i don't know what it's been referred to in the past. i'll just call it bore hole number five only because three and four are on the maps at different locations. so we ask you folks to bear with us. we just briefed the families and explained to them the situation we're in. they've been very patient with us and they understand -- they understand what the rescue workers are going through to try to get in there, but they also understand the importance of the safety of the rescue personnel. >> you clarify are all the rest of the teams that came out or are they being pulled out? >> they're en route coming out of the mine right now. they will leave all of their equipment and all of the materials that they took into the mine right where they were at so they do not have to carry anything back in and the only thing they'll be taking back in is themselves and their breathing apparatus. >> are they in danger right now?
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>> you know, we think they are in danger and that's the whole intent of evacuating them from the mine. >> 15 guys for four hours, now there will be 12 hours down the road looking that the 3:00 window tomorrow. if it's enough air for 15 people for four days, it's enough for four people for 50 days? >> i don't know if we can make that analyzation that it matches each other, but we do feel comfortable that there's more than 96 hours based on the fact that there are only three people in there instead of 15. >> are you saying you've ruled out one now with no one in it? >> we have not ruled out anything, but the bore hole that we want to get in is the one where we had the three unaccounted for miners first. we're also putting a roadway in. when i say we, the company is putting a roadway in to that other bore hole location of where the other refuge chamber is located at. >> do you continue to find that
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kind of level of gas in that area back to the explosion? what are you able to come to -- to a final conclusion, and give us a sense of what may have happened? >> it does not give us a sense of what happened. it just tells us that it was a very violent explosion and the area that we're talking -- if we look at a map and i don't want to get too much vent lagz, but the fan ventilating the panel back here has the ability to pull air toward the back end. the problem we're having is we have a dead ended area here. it would be kind of like blowing air into a pop bottle. there's nowhere for it to go. we put it in the back end to help us. there's so much gas buildup in the area that it's taking us a while to ventilate through a six-inch hole, basically. back here we have a 12-foot hole pulling air out of the mine at about 300,000 cfm, we're 1 and
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300 pulling air out of the long wall 22 section. >> we'll continue to monitor this news conference for you there out of west virginia. basically no new news. the rescue teams are still trying to get in there, and it looks like it's three miners that have been unaccounted for. it's three miners that they're looking for, not four, but as you heard if you were listening, they are getting closer, but there's been so much buildup of that poisonous gas that's taking a lot longer to safely bore holes and get down to the places they need to be. so we'll continue to follow this news conference for you and as news conference for you and as soon as we kno it to you. re from the cnn "newsroom" straight ahead. v@pw to build tomorrow's technology in amazing ways. and reshape the science of aerospace... forever. around the globe, the people of boeing...
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an apology from virginia's governor. bob mcdonald now admits that slavery was a big part of the civil war. you see, he left it out of the original proclamation, designating april as confederate history month. he got a fair bit of criticism for that and now he's added a paragraph to his proclamation calling slavery an evil and inhumane practice. all is back to normal at lax now. two terminals were shut down after a passenger was flagged for an extra bag check. he did find him, checked the bag and all is well. he is allowed to fly, but caused delays on a bunch of other flights. an update on a story we talked about at length yesterday. los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa backing down from his order to close down city departments to save money. he wanted them closed an extra two days a week. libraries and parks and things like that, but he admits he just
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can't do it, and only the city council can and they're not going to allow it. three more teens facing music in the case of another teen suicide. attorneys for three girls entered not guilty pleas a short time ago in hadley, massachusetts. they're among several teens accused of bullying 15-year-old phoebe prince. prosecutors say that prince endured three months of harassment before she hanged herself in january. the girls today are charged with violating her civil rights and stalking. one mom following that story says it's really affected her because her own son, she says, is a bully. we're talking to maggie flint -- or vink of flint, michigan, as well as steve perry. he's cnn's education contributor and school principal in hartford, connecticut. we'll try to push this story forward and look for solutions and we should clarify, maggie, your son apparently was a bully and then he became bullied. we'll get to that in a second, but tell me what sparked you to
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write this blog, my son was a playground bully. >> well, first of all, thank you for having me. i wrote the piece largely because i think there's a misconception that students who do bullying are the bad kids and kids who get bullied are always the good kids and the truth of the matter is that there's -- it's more of a gray line than that. it's not so black and white. my son, i adopted him. he spent ten years bouncing around in foster care and he has very delayed social skills. owe on the playground, when he got the ball nobody else was about to get it and he always tried to be first in line and would jostle his way to get there. it got to a point where other kids were annoyed and done with his kind of unfair behavior on the playground and then it turned around where when he had been kind of being the playground bully, turned around to where he was the one being bullied instead. and the large part of the reason why i wanted to write it is his
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school had a really good zero tolerance policy for bullying. they had proactive courses on bullying, and i thought they really did a good job, but where they fell short is my son was given appropriate punishments for his aggression and his bullying behavior on the playground. he was suspended and given consequences they thought were very fair, but the students that would follow him around and taunt him and tease him, they did so very quietly and they always -- they never had consequences for their behavior. so i think we're making good strides in schools by having zero tolerance policies, but we have to make sure we're looking at all sides of the coin and that all kids involved in the situation are given appropriate consequences for their behavior. >> interesting. so, steve, i know you don't believe in zero tolerance and i want to get to that in a minute, but when you hear, steve, when you hear maggie's story and the story about her son tell me what your thoughts are as soon who, you know, runs a school.
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>> she is very courageous to put her story out there because when a parent approaches me they don't often come as level-headed as she is. they feel like their child has been maligned and they want some sort of recourse. they want something to happen, but i'm the principal of both children, not just the child being bullied, but the child who is the bully and my expectation is to take care of both of them. when the i hear the story is the story of many families. the reason why children bully is because of low-self-esteem. they don't have the sense of self that's necessary to cooperate and communicate with other children so they tend to bring the children down. >> we do that as adults, steve, it's sad to admit that, but -- >> it is true. we work together. so i know that we don't realize that the children are dealing with low self-esteem and they don't have a lot of coping skills and that's where the problem lies. we need to focus on the coping
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skills. another part that's very, very important is we often blame parents for too much. we are the professionals here. we're the ones who have the responsibility to and the training to work with children. parents are people who have had children. they've not been trained to raise children and we need to make sure there's a distinction. i'm a principal, but i'm also a parent. so before i had this conversation i had a conversation with my children's principal who are younger than the groups that i usually work with. so we all need help in raising our children. >> maggie, you were very proactive. how did you know that you needed to act quickly on this and you needed to talk to your son and you needed to do something. what was it that clicked and that was your first plan of action? >> well, you know, i think definitely schools have a responsibility to our kids, but it all starts at home. it's up to parents to teach kids how to deal with conflict, and i always try to teach my son that he can't control what other people do, but he can control his reactions. so i took a lot of steps by, you know, having kids over for
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one-on-one play time where i could observe it. i enrolled him in friendship skills and bullying class at his therapy clinic. i spoke to his teachers and his principal and did all of the steps i could to try to help him learn better skills and also sports have been great for him for learning to interact with kids and to be fair and to behave appropriately for other kids. it's definitely something we've worked on and he's improved by leaps and bounds and we're still working on it. >> think it is always a work in progress. maggie, you're such an awesome mom. steve, let me ask you, you're not for a zero tolerance policy. tell me why and explain this feeling you have about kid justice. >> well, zero tolerance is just what it sounds like and very often people don't know what billing really is. bullying is not doing something mean to another child. it's continued, consistent, deliberate behavior. that's bullying. other things may be bad behavior
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and zero tolerance often looks at something as if it's all the same. an instance yesterday at school where a child did something to another child. they're probably home watching this because they've been suspended. because a child did something to another child and one of them was just a better fighter than the other. that one, however, happened to be the one that had something done to them. one would look because of the scars at the end of the bout, the one who had the most would seemed the one put on, but that isn't the case. if anything happened that i'm supposed to take the most severe actions and it's not often the case. sometimes kid justice is just that. i can tell a kid over and over again, you better shut your mouth before someone punches you in it and one day someone punches them in it and sometimes children go too far. >> we saw that with phoebe prince and it's just heart wrenching. >> maggie, i thought this was terrific. you have this wonderful relationship with your son as you've been dealing with some of this and you went to him, he's
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10, and you asked for his permission to come on the air and talk to me and talk about how he was a bully and how he was bullied, and i know that you didn't want him to come on the air which i totally understand. tell me what he said to you. why did you seek his permission and why did he say yes? >> well, he's 12 1/2 now, actually. >> how old is he now? >> it was important for me to ask his permission because the story is about him. this is his story and it's only respectful for me to talk to my son and see if he's willing to share this so publicly. he read my article that i posted on momlogic.com. he read that article before i ran it and he gave me his thumbs up, and he thinks it's important to tell people the story, too, because he knows he's done things wrong and he's working on that. he's trying so hard and he also knows that people have done things wrong to him and it hurts
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and it really wrecked his self-esteem which was pretty bad to begin with after his early background. i think it's important to get this out there because he doesn't want other kids to be hurt the way he has been. >> that's amazing. i think a lot of us sometimes forget about the things that happen us to when we were kids and how it does carry over and it's so important to get involved early on. maggy and steve, i think you guys should link up. maggie would be a fabulous counselor at your school. >> forget counselor. i want her to send her kids our way. this is a woman who's done a phenomenal job of raising children. it is important, though, it is important as we part to say that we have to realize that the impact that children have on children throughout the rest of their life can never be overestimated. many of us as adults are still dealing with an insult that we heard sometimes in the fourth or fifth grade and we're still trying to outlive that. i won't tell you mine. >> i was going say, we'll talk about our issues, later. we'll all vent. all right, maggie bink, check out maggie's blog, momlogic.com,
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great insight. communicate with her. steve perry, as always, it's great to have you as one of our own. you run a fantastic charter school. appreciate it. >> thank you. >> thank you. wind up, the pitch and the clock is running poopt 30 seconds that could connect a job seeker with an employer. another person gambles with a half minute that could change their life.
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on tuesday, we had a segment on a pretty unbelievable law in california, long forgeten, yet still on the books. it listed homosexuals as sexual deviants and called on health care experts to search for a cure. we talked to one lawmaker who was working to repeal it and one man, richard cohen, who argued for keeping the law, saying that he himself was, quote, a former homosexual and that he himself was cured. he also cited some research that has been challenged by many of you who wrote us to and disputed
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what that said. it was disputed by the mainstream medical community. it's also being disputed by our next guest. dr. clinton anderson is with the american psychological association and has focused on the issue of sexual conversion, and doctor, first off, this idea of curing gays is well outside the accepted medical view on this, right? yes. that's true. i do want to say that, first of all, homosexuality is not a mental disorder or disease and when you talk about medical causes it's misleading since medicine is about treating diseases, but there has been research around homosexuality and about changing homosexuality and our conclusion is the american psychological association is that research does not indicate that it's at all likely that such treatments will work. >> so why is it still a misconception with some people that it can be reversed or,
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quote, unquote, cured? >> well, i think first of all, there are very significant segments of our society, probably particularly some religious communities that have strong negative attitudes toward homosexuality and therefore from their perspective, they, i think would hope that it could be changed and there are significant organizations and individuals that are promoting that change, and so that's, i think, why it's still a prevalent idea in the society, but from the scientific and the health proversions' perspective, there is no reason why people should change their sexuality and there's no reason why someone's religion versus someone's sexuality should be the more important issue in their development as individuals. >> so these groups who try to, quote, unquote, cure gays and lesbian, are they doing more harm than good? >> well, i don't think from a
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scientific perspective we know clearly about the harm. some people do report when they've been in these kinds of therapies that those therapies were harmful to them, so there is some evidence of harm, but there are other people who say that when they've been in such therapies that social support that's been provided by people who are similar to them and had similar concerns has also been beneficial. so i don't think from a scientific perspective, we can say for sure that it's harmful to the individuals. i do think at a social or cultural level that having people out there promoting the idea that sexual orientation can change, does contribute to the negative climate in society around homosexuality. that i do believe is true. >> and i've had a number of friends, too, even one going through it right now, parents using religion to say that she's living an evil life and it's so
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wrong and it hurts the child tremendously and it's sad that it even happens. dr. clinton anderson, i sure appreciate your time today. thank you so much. >> you're welcome, thank you. before we go to break i would like to take a moment to address many of you who e-mailed me about the tuesday segment on this topic. personally, i thought the absurd nature of the california law we discussed would speak for itself, but unfortunately not everyone saw it that way. richard cohen was not the most appropriate guest to have on, but it is a decision that we made and the result of that is our continued discussion today. that is what journalism is all about, and we will continue to do our best to discuss gay and lesbian issues in a fair way on this program. i wish that all of you knew my heart, and as a journalist with a long track record of covering gay and lesbian issues, i wish that those of you who sent me vicious e-mails watched my newscast more often because if they did, my guess is they would
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not be so quick to send such hateful messages. they don't know my record and my unswerving support for all communities in the battle for human rights, including gays, lesbians and transgendered individuals and to make it perfectly clear, i love debating issues. it evokes passion, but if we cannot treat each other in a civil manner even when we disagree, then we will never move forward and have a world where all people are treated with the respect that they deserve. welcome to progressive. nice calculator. i'm just trying to save money on my car insurance.
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quality where four rescue teams are searching has deteriorated. the rescue teams are now headed out of that mine. workers will try to ventilate the toxic air. those rescue teams totaling 32 miner his been trying to reach two chambers where the miners may have taken refuge. a limit on nuclear arsenals. president obama reaching his goal with today's signing ceremony in prague. he and russian president dmitri medvedev putting their signatures on a new nuclear arms treaty. president obama praised his russian counterpart and talked about how this deal cements a new era in relations with russia. >> a scare in the air turned out to be a bit of a misunderstanding. it started with a diplomat from qatar in the airplane's bathroom. it ended with air marshals and a fighter jet escort to denver. the diplomat talked at length to investigators and has now been cleared to return to washington. no charges are expected, no harm, no foul. all right. it's thursday and that means
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it's time for our "30-second pitch," a chance for job seekers to make their case to employers who are watching and today zena efret of warner robbins georgia is here. for the past three and a half years she served in the air national guard. she's a single mom with two kids, a 15-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter and they're adorable, by the way. she has a bachelors degree in criminal justice from fort valley state university. zena, great to have you with us. >> thank you. >> it's hard to see especially people serving our country and moms, single moms and there you are graduating with your degree. what has been the toughest part of this for you? >> just getting a call back. sending out applications through e-mail or through all the processes of going through usa jobs. i mean, when you put your application on, your resume and then you click the link and you have to put it on again, and it's a very long and tedious process. so -- just getting a call back
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and just going through the entire process of applying for a job. >> you know, you're a military woman. i mean, eye-to-eye contact is very important. getting in front of somebody, has that been hard just getting in the door? i hear that a lot from people. you can't even get interviews anymore. >> no. the application process is tedious. it could take two days to apply for one job. >> what would be your dream job right now. >> i really like social sers, probation, parole, helping people get the services that they need. so something in public administration, entry level-type job, just to get started. i just graduated a year ago, so i'm not trying to start at the top. >> you want to work your way up. >> get in. a small chance, just to get in. >> all right. are you ready for your 30-second pitch? >> yes. >> look straight ahead right here and we'll get your e-mail back on the screen and zena everett, take tax way. >> hi. my name is zena everett. i have a bachelors degree in criminal justice, i am
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propatient in general duties and i have some management experience. i am looking for an entry-level position that will increase and enhance my current skills and i'm just asking for the opportunity to just show my work and just get out there make someone proud, my country, my family and my employer. >> and you've already done that. >> thank you. >> you nailed that in 30 seconds. let me just make sure, everettz@ -- >> actually it's hotmail. >> zenaeverett@hotmail.com. we got it right. zina.everett -- >> no zinaeverett@hotmail.com. >> we'll get that right. >> appreciate it. great job. >> let us know what happens. >> i will. >> if you're out of work and you want to sell yourself to prospective employers, send a resume and a letter to 30-second
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i have asthma. and that's what it sounded like when my symptoms came back. i'd get this tightness in my chest. like i was breathing through a straw. so i went back to my doctor again. we talked about choices in controller medicines. we chose symbicort to help control my asthma. [ man ] while it's not a rescue inhaler, symbicort improves my lung function, starting within 15 minutes. it helps give me the control to... [ inhales, exhales ] symbicort is a combination of two medicines. it will not replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms and should not be taken more than twice a day. symbicort contains formoterol. medicines like formoterol may increase the chance of asthma-related death, so it is not for people whose asthma is well controlled on other asthma medicines. see your doctor if your asthma does not improve or gets worse. with symbicort, my lung function starts to improve within 15 minutes, helping me... all day. symbicort is a good choice to help control my asthma. [ inhales ] [ exhales ] ask your doctor if it's a good choice for you. i got my first prescription free. call or click to learn more.
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to the rescue, the girl is from haiti and lost seven of her family members to the january 12th earthquake. rob marsian o before we wrap things -- i know. isn't that a great story? >> way to go, anthony. >> okay, great kid, he made a rescue his mom taught him so well and then you heart little twist that the gal was from haiti and already lost family members and it's, like, whoa! >> nice work. all right. anthony's got a bright future ahead of him as a life guard, no doubt about that. we have not so bright future for the folks across the northeast and the east coast for severe weather today. we'll see rain and thunderstorm, but across the southeast it's not going to be such a bad deal because of the amount of pollen that's in the air. look at the snow coming down across the u.p. of michigan. speaking of snow. yesterday we showed you pictures from solitude, utah, and you can barely see ski poles. this is out of snow bird. nice face shots there and this
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guy's got the fat and he's going. they've had eight pefeet of sno in seven days. >> at this point they're getting sick of it. >> how do you get sick of powder like, that come on, rob! >> they're red for spring skiing. >> it does work you intensely. >> it does. >> get the powder while you can get it, for sure. heavy rain across parts of the northeast possible tonight to replace the record breaking temperatures that they saw yesterday. probably a 30-degree difference between yesterday's low 90s and low 60s for daytime highs. >> thanks, rob. >> you can just hear cardiologists and cholesterol medicine makers celebrating right now and you can hear the guy from super size me rolling in his grave and he's not even dead. all this for a kfc's new sandwich and i use the term loosely because it's bunless. you don't need to have a bun to have fun apparently. it's called the double down. two boneless chicken fill as
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one of these days we'll tell you the airlines are doing something really great and not charging a dime for it. well, today's not the day. ryanair based in ireland, going to stick it to you in the loo. working with bowing on a coin-operated coin release for the lavatory. nature calls at 35,000 feet, please deposit a euro. number one, number two, just blowing your nose, all of the same low, low price. ryanair should think about passing out depends along with the peanuts and soft drinks and earphones. ryanair sees a cash cow in the bathroom.
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spirit airlines sees it in the overhead bin. they'll start charging for carry-on bags for $45. here's what a number of you have said, brian and note, this was before the ryanair announcement. so $45 for carry-on. next is paying to use the lavatory on the plane, maybe even charging to process through the terminal? i understand times are tough, but come on. you must be psychic, brian. now a days people aren't bringing carry-on luggage onboard flights they're bringing everything they own just to avoid waiting at the luggage carousel. it's been ridiculous for way too long. this from mahari, soon it will be cheaper to fly without luggage and fedex your luggage to your destination. spirit's competitors are having fun with this story. jetblue, putting on a picture of what we're thinking. one of these days you might just want to wear your suitcase and just avoid getting nickelled and dimed. logon it cnn.com slr kyra and share your comment. d

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